The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has said that the US Open will be held as per schedule, while the safety of the players will remain a priority. This year, the Tennis Grand Slam US Open is to be held in New York from 31 August to 13 September.
Let us tell you that World number-1 woman player Ashleigh Barty and world number-4 Roger Federer have already pulled out of this tournament. Barty did so due to the coronavirus outbreak, while Federer would not play any tournament this year due to injury. Apart from these, world number-2 and defending champion Rafael Nadal has not made anything clear about his participation in the tournament.
Low risk of corona in New York: USTA Spokesperson
“New York still remains the safest state in the United States,” said USTA spokesman. There is not much danger of coronavirus here. We are constantly monitoring the situation. Things have improved rapidly in New York. Here the administration has done a great job in controlling Coronavirus. We have also succeeded in simplifying international trips to New York. For this reason, we are confident that the tournament will be held on time.”
Western and Southern Open will take place from August 20:
The Western and Southern Open is also scheduled to be held in the US from August 20 to 28 before the US Open. Organizers say that we will also make this tournament a success. At the same time, Japan’s world number-10 Naomi Osaka and world number-9 American player Serena Williams are ready to play in the US Open.
Barty considering not playing French Open as well:
Barty will decide later on whether to save her French Open title this time. She said, “I will tell my decision about French Open soon. The WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) European tournament is also to be held, I and my team have to decide on that too.”
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